Many gamers have nodded off into a daydream or two about being able to go at some point.
And not even a decade ago, you only needed to be one or two connections removed from a game industry pro to score tickets.
One of the highlights of PAX is their music talent.
UPDATE [09/06/2016]: 2016 – 2017 dates, locations, pricing, and new names of select conventions. Thanks to your excellent feedback on this article, I’m starting a series of geek convention round-ups. It’s certainly not an exhaustive list, but a carefully curated one based on my experiences and those of my convention-pro friends.
They’re a curated resource to see when the convention is happening and what’s worth seeing there. It’s definitely not a requirement to be a certifiable geek on a topic. Location: Seattle, WA Dates: TBA (likely Labor Day Weekend 2017, September 1-4) Ticket price: $45 – $150 (Registration will likely open Spring 2017.
E3 started cracking down on the fandom attendance to get it back to its insider industry roots.
It’s tough as nails to get in without knowing the right people.
Check out the first in the series – a list of anime conventions! But in my experience of attending conventions for 14 years, you haven’t lived until you attend a convention. Check here.) Great for: Playing big-name games before they’re released, tabletop gaming, learning from industry pros Photo by Danosuke (creative commons) Who knew that a humble web comic about gamer life, borne from the creativity of two friends, would grow into the largest fan-operated gaming show for the public?